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Why we need to use supplements

Many people think that they don’t need to supplement because they eat well. I have collected here are researched based facts on the quality of our foods, the quality of our health and the quality of our lifestyles and diet habits. You decide.

If you are eating the same key foods today as those eaten in 1940 you will be consuming between 10% and 70% less essential minerals with each meal.

Approx. 33,000 deaths per year would be avoided if UK dietary recommendations were met (5-a-day)

Over 15,000 of the avoided deaths would be due to increased consumption of fruit and vegetables

An increase of 1.15 servings a day of fruit & vegetables was associated with a 14% decrease in incidence of type II Diabetes

When people adhered to a healthy lifestyle (not smoking, exercising 3.5 hours a week, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight) 93% of diabetes, 81% of heart attacks, 50% of strokes, and 36% of all cancers were prevented.

The NHS spends well over £5 billion annually on cancer treatments, up from £3billion in 2002 (Daily Mail Sept 2010)

Micronutrient deficiency may explain, in good part, why the quarter of the population that eats the fewest fruits and vegetables has about double the cancer rate for most types of cancer when compared to the quarter with the highest intake
80% of American children and adolescents and 68% of adults do not eat five portions a day

Fruit and vegetables increase erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase activity and resistance of plasma lipoproteins to oxidation more efficiently than do the vitamins and minerals that the same fruit and vegetables are known to contain.

Using 4 years of data from the Expenditure and Food Survey between 2002 and 2006, we estimate that the 5-a-day program has lifted fruit and vegetable consumption by 0.3 portions, on average

For both men and women in England the proportion who consumed 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day increased between 2001 and 2005, rising from 22 per cent to 26 per cent for men and 25 per cent to 30 per cent for women.
In 2005, 17 per cent of both boys and girls aged 5 to 15 consumed at least 5 portions a day, compared with between 10 per cent and 13 per cent in 2001 to 2004

In 2007 the average number of portions of vegetables and fruits consumed a day was 3.6 for men and 3.9 for women.

So in general these statistics show that we do NOT eat our 5-a-day and even if we do the food does not contain the nutrients it used to. Add to this the increased stress and environmental toxins of modern life and the conclusion must be that we should supplement with high quality wholefood supplements like Monavie.